The Search is a seven-part video series for those looking for meaning in life and for the answers to life’s deepest questions.
This Parish Participant Guide is a multi-purpose guide specifically designed to enhance the experience of the individual as well as help a leader facilitate a group. This guide helps a small group to get to know one another on a deeper level, recall key points from the videos, jot down thoughts, and discuss within the group. Its aim is evangelization. Sample here.
"About The Search"
Why are we here? What is life all about? What happens when we die? These are some of life’s deepest questions, rooted in the human heart’s deepest desires: happiness, love, beauty, meaning. Where can we find the answers to these questions and these desires? Until satisfied, we are left questioning, longing, and searching.
The Search video series guides viewers through an arc of seven episodes, examining the great big story of everything—life and death, sorrow and happiness, science and faith—as astrophysicists, psychologists, astronauts, neuroscientists, professors, athletes, artists, and the beauty of the cosmos all point to one big (and perhaps surprising) conclusion: that Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church have the best and most satisfying answers to every one of the questions and desires of the human heart.
Embark on the adventure, discover the purpose, and begin The Search.
This 50-page Study Guide teaches you to participate more fully in the sacrament of Confession, and provides time-tested tools and advice to make your experience of Confession a life-changing encounter with God’s healing mercy.
This Participant Guide for Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist is the key for helping participants apply what they learn about their faith to their daily lives.
Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and its members.
It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation. Click here to watch the trailer and learn more.
“We live in an age that does not orient the heart toward mystery. As a consequence, too many Catholics approach the Holy Eucharist with—let's be honest—indifference. The Augustine Institute has provided a much-needed tonic. Presence is a perfect blend of storytelling to fire the imagination, personal testimony to stir the soul, and theological instruction to inform the intellect. This lively and compelling series on the central reality of the Catholic religion is ideal for catechists, teachers, parents of children preparing for First Communion, and anyone who finds himself longing to love Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament more but not knowing where to begin.”Chris Check
This Sampler Kit features Participant Guides from these video-based programs:
- Symbolon Part 1
- Symbolon Part 2
- Lectio: Peter
- Lectio: Eucharist
- Lectio Prayer
- Lectio: Evangelization
- Lectio: Philippians
- Beloved Marriage Prep
- Beloved Marriage Enrichment
- Who Am I to Judge?
- True Reformers
- Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story
- True Beauty
- True Strength